James Nani at The Fray reports
that Ulster County Executive Mike Hein will decide if he's running for Congress by the end of July. Hein, from the Town of Hurley, is a Democrat in his third term as Ulster County executive. In 2016, several local Democrats urged him to run against John Faso (R-Kinderhook), but he decided to keep his current job. Six other Democrats have said they’re running for the 19th District seat. The district includes all or part of 11 counties, including all of Greene and Columbia counties. So far, 28-year-old Gareth Rhodes of Kerhonkson, 40-year-old Antonio Delgado of Rhinebeck, 26-year-old Steven Brisee of Walden, 47-year-old Brian Flynn of Hunter, 52-year-old Sue Sullivan of Plattekill, and 40-year-old Jeffrey Beal of Woodstock have announced intentions to run. Flynn and Delgado have raised significant funds, according to federal election records. And Faso has also filed to run for again in 2018. Read the full story at The Fray.